The billions of dollars in loans offered by the federal government to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic have attracted their share of scam artists looking to defraud taxpayers, court records show.  For the second...
A federal judge on Tuesday turned down a request for a temporary restraining order against Knox County and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee that would have opened the door for a mandatory masking policy in the...
A man with alleged ties to the Crips street gang could end up spending as much as 40 years in prison after his conviction for his role in a robbery-turned-double murder that was sparked by...
To many of those who work in the courtrooms of East Tennessee, the criminal justice system is broken, possibly beyond repair. They see a system that routinely allows the innocent to be punished, the poor to...
Numerous defendants and their loved ones have worked with Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET) as they’ve made their way through the court system. Here are some of their stories. Marian Winton Marian Winton participates in the weekly meetings that Community...
A Knoxville man was convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl Wednesday in Knox County Criminal Court.  Joshua Xavier Beasley, 29, was found guilty of one count each of sale of heroin in a drug-free school zone...
As far as federal court records are concerned, her victim doesn’t even have a name. But their death —  whoever they were — will ultimately cost a 28-year-old Knoxville woman more than 10 years of her...
A career criminal who gunned down a teenager after mistaking him for a rival gang member was convicted of murder following a three-day trial in Knox County Criminal Court. Jeffery Milton Stokes, 34, was convicted Wednesday...
A Knoxville entrepreneur is looking at up to 20 years in prison for lying numerous times as part of a scheme to be fraudulently awarded over $547,000 in emergency federal funds meant to help small...
A half-dozen activists who were arrested for protesting during an April meeting of County Commission had their first day in court Tuesday and vowed afterward to continue fighting for their cause regardless of the legal...